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Jeepers Creepers #4 Review

by Nathan Koffler on August 16, 2018

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Kewbar Baal
Colorist: Jorge Sutil
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Publisher: Dynamite


Through the first three issues, I have been really back and forth about if I liked this series. There have been times that it’s been kind of boring and other times that it has been exciting. This fourth issue has a little bit of both of those things. 

The first part of the issue consisting of Devon fighting the Creeper doesn’t pack much excitement. But we then visit a flashback from 1962 which reveals why this town has been burning in a mine fire and why the air is toxic. This whole flashback scene was actually pretty amazing. It was disturbing and scary and had a real horror comic book vibe. Then the third part of the issue goes back to Devon’s escape. 

I think what makes this so inconsistent is that Devon has nothing interesting about him to make him a likeable character. I have trouble staying interested in this series sometimes because I don’t really care about following what happens to Devon next. I am actually just officially bored with Devon. But the history about the Creeper that is being uncovered is interesting and makes me unfortunately have to stick with Devon. 

Another thing that I am liking about this series is Kewbar Baal’s artwork. I wasn’t sure that I was going to enjoy his style at the beginning of the series but as it’s continued I have grown to really love it. Specifically, the middle part of this issue that contains the flashback is so gory and disturbing because Baal’s artwork made it that way. The town’s destruction from the mine fire may have been one page and that one page may not contain a whole lot of story but what is there is what I want more of from this series because it definitely has a classic horror style. 

This fourth issue isn’t great but it isn’t terrible and is worth a read for horror comic book fans and fans of the Jeepers Creepers franchise. It isn’t going to blow anyone away but it will be a slightly fun little 22-page read and will set you up for what is going to happen next. I may not always be impressed with this series, but there is enough in each issue to make me not give up on it and this fourth issue gives me the little bit I need to stick with it. 
 

Our Score:

6/10

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